Yahoo admits 500 million users had data stolen in 2014 attack

September 23, 2016

Data from at least 500 million Yahoo users was “stolen” during an attack in 2014, the internet company has said.

It said the hack may have been “state-sponsored” but “the investigation has found no evidence that the state-sponsored actor is currently in Yahoo’s network”.

Yahoo said it was working “closely with law enforcement” over the breach.

The stolen data may have included names, email addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords and, in some cases, security questions and answers.

It did not include unprotected passwords, payment card data or bank account information, the company said.

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Source: Sky News.